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  1. Fantasy Baseball Unleashed Uniquely includes many key business aspects of baseball H2H Points-Based Game Format: 2 Games per Week (M-Th & F-Sun) Designed for 12 Teams Division Play 28-Man Rosters 40-Man Rosters 50-Man Roster Max Manageable Flexible Salary Cap Long-Term Player Contracts (Optional) Free Agent Auctions Minor Leaguers with Plenty of Player Development Time Flexible Provisions for Waivers For Experienced Fantasy League Team Owners Only Daily Lineup Slots for Regular Season & Playoffs: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CF, OF, OF, DH, UT, SP, P, P, RP Keys to Success: Setting daily lineups, managing 28-Man and 40-Man Rosters 2019 League Entry Fee: $100 Please email Steve Hyland for additional details...at stevehyland@mac.com...
  2. The Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty Baseball League (BRML) is a new brand of fantasy baseball. Its intent is to emulate as much realism as possible. After a 2-year test, the BRML is re-starting. Its format is H2H, points-based, and 2 games/week with a 44-game regular season schedule and Playoffs. High impact performances win. If you have envisioned a league where your decision making would be high impact day in and day out...if you have envisioned a league that more closely emulates real major league baseball...if you have envisioned a league where your team could build value...if you have envisioned a league that will completely challenge your fantasy baseball prowess...then you have found it. There is a salary cap, but it is a flexible cap and completely manageable under a comprehensive set of rules. You decide how and when to use long-term contracts to lock in your best players to your organization’s plan…and you pay the price if they do not perform as expected. You decide which players to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. You decide when to pursue free agents in the off-season and when to wait on the Spring Supplemental Draft. The BRML is a true Dynasty League…in that you only have to get rid of players if you want to do so. Inexperienced players are allowed to develop in this league before you have to make a significant salary cap commitment to them. If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the League. To be successful in this league, you must be willing to invest yourself. Email stevehyland@mac.comfor additional details…I have found nothing out there that compares.
  3. Fantasy Baseball Unleashed Uniquely includes many key business aspects of baseball H2H Points-Based Game Format: 2 Games per Week (M-Th & F-Sun) Designed for 8 to 12 Teams…Goal is to start with 12 Division Play 28-Man Rosters 40-Man Rosters 50-Man Roster Max Manageable Flexible Salary Cap Long-Term Player Contracts (Optional) Free Agent Auctions Minor Leaguers with Plenty of Player Development Time Flexible Provisions for Waivers For Experienced Fantasy League Team Owners Only Daily Lineup Slots for Regular Season & Playoffs: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CF, OF, OF, DH, UT, SP, P, P, RP Keys to Success: Setting daily lineups, managing 28-Man and 40-Man Rosters 2019 League Entry Fee: $100 Please email Steve Hyland for additional details...at stevehyland@mac.com...
  4. I've been in leagues on a variety of host sites. Because this league is unique and different, I chose the site with the best and most responsive customer service...and that site is www.onroto.com. If you're used to only CBS or YAHOO, you would experience a bit of a learning curve with the website in this league...in the beginning, I thought the adjustment was annoying. The truth is that now I love the website (as Commissioner) because it offers lots of flexibility to different things with the scoring mechanism than we would be able to do at CBS or even FanTrax and the customer service responsiveness has been superb, especially in the beginning. A lot of fantasy owners seem to be married to specific websites...if you are, and that website isn't www.onroto.com, then this league probably isn't for you...but not because of the site...it's because this league is about baseball, not a website...the website is merely a tool. In this league, you will live and die by your decisions...and not by scoring bias or user friendliness or anything else. I won't lie...it was a challenge in the beginning...but it has been worth it so far. The daily game format make problem resolution critical. I have helped run a CBS LEAGUE for the past 10 years...and it's great until you have a problem...and CBS has never once responded to a message I sent to Customer Service...not once.
  5. The Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty Baseball League (BRML) is a new brand of fantasy baseball. Now entering its 3rdseason, it needs a couple of replacement owners. Its intent is to emulate as much realism as possible. Its format is H2H, points-based, and daily games with a 110-game regular season schedule, a best of 7 World Series, and a September version of the Arizona Fall League. High impact performances win. If you have envisioned a league where scoring bias and MLB team days off do not significantly impact results...if you have envisioned a league where your decision making would be high impact day in and day out...if you have envisioned a league that more closely emulates real major league baseball...if you have envisioned a league where your team could build value...if you have envisioned a league that will completely challenge your fantasy baseball prowess...then you have found it. There is a salary cap, but it is a soft cap and completely manageable under a comprehensive set of rules. You decide how and when to use long-term contracts to lock in your best players to your organization’s plan…and you pay the price if they do not perform as expected. You decide which players to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. You decide when to pursue free agents in the off-season and when to wait on the Spring Supplemental Draft. In the BRML, you build a pitching rotation as you designate a single SP for each game. Great care has been taken to schedule your games for 2019 when your players are playing in actual MLB games. So, while games are daily, there are plenty of off-days so that you do not need to field a team of replacement players on days when a lot of MLB teams have off-days. The BRML result is a 110-game regular season schedule capped by a best of 7 World Series that concludes in early September. Instead of calling it quits at that point, however, we will use the remainder of September for our version of the Arizona Fall League, which we will call the Branch Rickey Fall League, where daily games will resume using only position players with less than 1000 career MLB PA’s and only pitchers with less than 100 career GP for RP's or 300 career IP for SP's. If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the League. You must be willing to invest yourself. Email stevehyland@mac.com for additional details…I have found nothing out there that compares.
  6. The Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty Baseball League (BRML) is a new brand of fantasy baseball. If you are the type of experienced Owner who picks his team from a Top 200 Ranking, this League is not for you. The BRML requires a much greater commitment of time and effort for success. Now entering its 3rdseason, it needs a couple of replacement owners. The BRML intends to emulate as much realism as possible. Its format is H2H, points-based, and daily games with a 110-game regular season schedule, a best of 7 World Series, and a September version of the Arizona Fall League. High impact performances win. If you have envisioned a league where scoring bias and MLB team days off do not significantly impact results...if you have envisioned a league where your decision making would be high impact day in and day out...if you have envisioned a league that more closely emulates real major league baseball...if you have envisioned a league where your team could build value...if you have envisioned a league that will completely challenge your fantasy baseball prowess...then you have found it. There is a salary cap, but it is a soft cap and completely manageable under a comprehensive set of rules. You decide how and when to use long-term contracts to lock in your best players to your organization’s plan…and you pay the price if they do not perform as expected. You decide which players to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. You decide when to pursue free agents in the off-season and when to wait on the Spring Supplemental Draft. In the BRML, you build a pitching rotation as you designate a single SP for each game. Great care has been taken to schedule your games for 2019 when your players are playing in actual MLB games. So, while games are daily, there are plenty of off-days so that you do not need to field a team of replacement players on days when a lot of MLB teams have off-days. The BRML result is a 110-game regular season schedule capped by a best of 7 World Series that concludes in early September. Instead of calling it quits at that point, however, we will use the remainder of September for our version of the Arizona Fall League, which we will call the Branch Rickey Fall League, where daily games will resume using only position players with less than 1000 career MLB PA’s and only pitchers with less than 100 career GP for RP's or 300 career IP for SP's. If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the League. You must be willing to invest yourself. Email stevehyland@mac.com for additional details…I have found nothing out there that compares.
  7. The Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty Baseball League (BRML) is a new brand of fantasy baseball. Now entering its 3rdseason, it needs a couple of replacement owners. Its intent is to emulate as much realism as possible. Its format is H2H, points-based, and daily games with a 110-game regular season schedule, a best of 7 World Series, and a September version of the Arizona Fall League. High impact performances win. If you have envisioned a league where scoring bias and MLB team days off do not significantly impact results...if you have envisioned a league where your decision making would be high impact day in and day out...if you have envisioned a league that more closely emulates real major league baseball...if you have envisioned a league where your team could build value...if you have envisioned a league that will completely challenge your fantasy baseball prowess...then you have found it. There is a salary cap, but it is a soft cap and completely manageable under a comprehensive set of rules. You decide how and when to use long-term contracts to lock in your best players to your organization’s plan…and you pay the price if they do not perform as expected. You decide which players to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. You decide when to pursue free agents in the off-season and when to wait on the Spring Supplemental Draft. In the BRML, you build a pitching rotation as you designate a single SP for each game. Great care has been taken to schedule your games for 2019 when your players are playing in actual MLB games. So, while games are daily, there are plenty of off-days so that you do not need to field a team of replacement players on days when a lot of MLB teams have off-days. The BRML result is a 110-game regular season schedule capped by a best of 7 World Series that concludes in early September. Instead of calling it quits at that point, however, we will use the remainder of September for our version of the Arizona Fall League, which we will call the Branch Rickey Fall League, where daily games will resume using only position players with less than 1000 career MLB PA’s and only pitchers with less than 100 career GP for RP's or 300 career IP for SP's. If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the League. You must be willing to invest yourself. Email stevehyland@mac.com for additional details. Please...no inquiries about the buy-in, how deep, platform, etc...I have not found anything that compares.
  8. The Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty League needs a couple of replacement owners...advanced rules...H2H points-based...please email me for a copy of the rulebook and current rosters...thank you... Steve Hyland stevehyland@mac.com
  9. BRANCH RICKEY MEMORIAL LEAGUE, Los Angeles area, Internet-based Restarting After 2-Year Test of Advanced Rules Fantasy Baseball Unleashed, Lots of Realism Uniquely includes many key business aspects of baseball For Experienced Fantasy League team Owners Only H2H Points-Based Daily Game Format (117 Regular Season Games in 2018) Format is 1st) Regular Season, 2nd) Playoffs, & 3) Fall League Designed for 6 to 12 Teams Division Play 25-Man Rosters 40-Man Rosters Manageable Soft Salary Cap Long-Term Player Contracts (Optional) Free Agent Auctions Rule 5 Draft Hi and Lo Minor Leaguers Flexible Provisions for Waivers Daily Lineup Slots for Regular Season & Playoffs: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, C, UT, SP, RP, RP, RP Daily Lineup Slots for Fall League: INF, INF, INF, OF, OF, UT, UT, SP Keys to Success: Selecting a single SP for every game, setting daily lineups, managing 25-Man and 40-Man Rosters 2019 League Entry Fee: $ 100 Send me a message to obtain additional details...thank you for your interest... Steven R Hyland cell: 818-926-3386 stevehyland@mac.com
  10. BRANCH RICKEY MEMORIAL LEAGUE, Los Angeles area, Internet-based Restarting After 2-Year Test Fantasy Baseball Unleashed, Lots of Realism Uniquely includes many key business aspects of baseball For Experienced Fantasy League team Owners Only H2H Points-Based Daily Game Format (117 Regular Season Games in 2018) Format is 1st) Regular Season, 2nd) Playoffs, & 3) Fall League Designed for 6 to 12 Teams Division Play 25-Man Rosters 40-Man Rosters Manageable Soft Salary Cap Long-Term Player Contracts (Optional) Free Agent Auctions Rule 5 Draft Hi and Lo Minor Leaguers Flexible Provisions for Waivers Daily Lineup Slots for Regular Season & Playoffs: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, C, UT, SP, RP, RP, RP Daily Lineup Slots for Fall League: INF, INF, INF, OF, OF, UT, UT, SP Keys to Success: Selecting a single SP for every game, setting daily lineups, managing 25-Man and 40-Man Rosters 2019 League Entry Fee: $ 100 Send me a message to obtain additional details...thank you for your interest... Steven R Hyland cell: 818-926-3386 stevehyland@mac.com
  11. BRANCH RICKEY MEMORIAL LEAGUE, Los Angeles area, Internet-based Restarting after 2-Year Test Fantasy Baseball Unleashed, Lots of Realism Uniquely includes many key business aspects of baseball For Experienced Fantasy League team Owners Only H2H Points-Based Daily Game Format (117 Regular Season Games in 2018) Format is 1st) Regular Season, 2nd) Playoffs, & 3) Fall League Designed for 6 to 12 Teams Division Play 25-Man Rosters 40-Man Rosters Manageable Soft Salary Cap Long-Term Player Contracts (Optional) Free Agent Auctions Rule 5 Draft Hi and Lo Minor Leaguers Flexible Provisions for Waivers Daily Lineup Slots for Regular Season & Playoffs: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, C, UT, SP, RP, RP, RP Daily Lineup Slots for Fall League: INF, INF, INF, OF, OF, UT, UT, SP Keys to Success: Selecting a single SP for every game, setting daily lineups, managing 25-Man and 40-Man Rosters 2019 League Entry Fee: $ 100 Send me a message to obtain additional details...thank you for your interest... Steven R Hyland cell: 818-926-3386 stevehyland@mac.com
  12. BRANCH RICKEY MEMORIAL LEAGUE, Los Angeles area, Internet-based Fantasy Baseball Unleashed, Lots of Realism Uniquely includes many key business aspects of baseball For Experienced Fantasy League team Owners Only H2H Points-Based Daily Game Format (117 Regular Season Games in 2018) Format is 1st) Regular Season, 2nd) Playoffs, & 3) Fall League Designed for 8 to 16 Teams Division Play 25-Man Rosters 40-Man Rosters Manageable Soft Salary Cap Long-Term Player Contracts (Optional) Free Agent Auctions Rule 5 Draft Hi and Lo Minor Leaguers Flexible Provisions for Waivers Daily Lineup Slots for Regular Season & Playoffs: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, C, UT, SP, RP, RP, RP Daily Lineup Slots for Fall League: INF, INF, INF, OF, OF, UT, UT, SP Keys to Success: Selecting a single SP for every game, setting daily lineups, managing 25-Man and 40-Man Rosters 2019 League Entry Fee: $ 100 Send me a message to obtain additional details...thank you for your interest... Steven R Hyland cell: 818-926-3386 stevehyland@mac.com
  13. BRANCH RICKEY MEMORIAL LEAGUE, Los Angeles area, Internet-based Need 2 replacement owners… Fantasy Baseball Unleashed Uniquely includes many key business aspects of baseball For Experienced Fantasy League team Owners Only H2H Points-Based Daily Game Format (117 Regular Season Games in 2018) Format is 1st) Regular Season, 2nd) Playoffs, & 3) Fall League Designed for 6 to 12 Teams Division Play 25-Man Rosters 40-Man Rosters Manageable Soft Salary Cap Long-Term Player Contracts (Optional) Free Agent Auctions Rule 5 Draft Hi and Lo Minor Leaguers Flexible Provisions for Waivers Daily Lineup Slots for Regular Season & Playoffs: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, C, UT, SP, RP, RP, RP Daily Lineup Slots for Fall League: INF, INF, INF, OF, OF, UT, UT, SP Keys to Success: Selecting a single SP for every game, setting daily lineups, managing 25-Man and 40-Man Rosters 2019 League Entry Fee: $ 100 Send me a message to obtain additional details...thank you for your interest... Steven R Hyland cell: 818-926-3386 stevehyland@mac.com
  14. BRANCH RICKEY MEMORIAL LEAGUE, Los Angeles area, Internet-based Need 2 replacement owners… Fantasy Baseball Unleashed Uniquely includes many key business aspects of baseball For Experienced Fantasy League team Owners Only H2H Points-Based Daily Game Format (117 Regular Season Games in 2018) Format is 1st) Regular Season, 2nd) Playoffs, & 3) Fall League Designed for 6 to 12 Teams Division Play 25-Man Rosters 40-Man Rosters Manageable Soft Salary Cap Long-Term Player Contracts (Optional) Free Agent Auctions Rule 5 Draft Hi and Lo Minor Leaguers Flexible Provisions for Waivers Daily Lineup Slots for Regular Season & Playoffs: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, C, UT, SP, RP, RP, RP Daily Lineup Slots for Fall League: INF, INF, INF, OF, OF, UT, UT, SP Keys to Success: Selecting a single SP for every game, setting daily lineups, managing 25-Man and 40-Man Rosters 2019 League Entry Fee: $ 100 Send me a message to obtain additional details...thank you for your interest... Steven R Hyland cell: 818-926-3386 stevehyland@mac.com
  15. Standard Draft with Comprehensive Salary Cap, Roster Management, & Free Agency Rules...email me at stevehyland@mac.com and I will send you the Rulebook...
  16. $100 Entry Fee 12 Teams 40-Man Rosters Minor Leaguers H2H Points-Based Scoring Daily Games Speed and Defense Matter Contracts Extensive, realistic rules ...and more... Email stevehyland@mac.com for additional details...
  17. Boy, do I have the league for you...see below... Invitation to Join the John W. Galbreath Memorial League (JGML) You are hereby invited to join the John W. Galbreath Memorial Dynasty Baseball League. You have received this invitation because you are a known and experienced fantasy sports competitor. I assume you are already involved in a fantasy league of substance…and possibly more than one. No matter what your previous commitments have been…if you have a passion for baseball, you owe it to yourself to give due consideration to this opportunity. If you are intensely competitive…if you are frustrated with certain aspects of your fantasy sports involvements that seem to limit you…if you find that results in your leagues often seem due as much to luck and circumstance as to your skill…you should definitely read on. You may think or say that you are already overcommitted. You may say that you don’t know how you would find the time for another league. To be honest, this isn’t just another league. The JGML is like your most competitive fantasy sports league UNLEASHED! If you are ready for a true test of your baseball prowess…this is it! You ask “well just what makes the JGML so special and challenging and different?” For starters, it depends on your orientation. Most fantasy leagues, roto and head-to-head alike, are full of rules to level the playing field and literally to prevent team owners with advanced skills from gaining competitive advantage. Don’t get me wrong, I love these leagues…they helped cement my love for fantasy sports. But I need more…and the JGML is it. The JGML rules attempt to track MLB rules to every extent practicable as a matter of philosophy. To give you some examples…see below… 1. By formula, your team will build value in the JGML…yes, literally, you will build a balance sheet of FAAB$ based on a Wins and Points Scored formula…and not an arbitrary calculation. 2. Games are played daily against one opponent…so you win or lose daily. 3. Your 40-Man Roster distinguishes the difference between experienced and relatively inexperienced MLB players. You have time to let minor leaguers develop in this in League before you have to make major decisions about them. And by the time you have to make those decisions, you will have a good idea what kind of player you are making decisions about. 4. You can stash players for future use in this league…up to 5, actually…by the end of a season, you have to activate them or drop them…but this capability gives you additional flexibility to test your instincts about seasoned players making comebacks from injuries or who are maybe late bloomers. 5. The JGML has a Revocable Waivers process for post-trade deadline trades that tracks MLB procedures closely. 6. There is no “monkey business” with the handling of minor leaguers in the JGML. If their MLB team promotes them, so must you…if they eventually exceed their options, you must fully activate them or release them just as they do in the MLB. 7. In the JGML, you have a Salary Cap…but you can exceed it at the expense of a Luxury Tax Assessment…it’s your decision as head of baseball operations. However, just as in real-life, you cannot exceed the limits of your balance sheet. 8. If you drop a player in the JGML, he becomes eligible for inclusion in free agent auctions during the off-season and you will have to bid on him just like every one else…just like in real life. 9. Defense and speed matter in this league. An OF with a strong arm can win a tight game for you in this league. Guys who hit triples, steal bases, and score runs can make also make a difference. 10. You must select only 1 SP for every game. If you pick the wrong SP on any given day, you will likely lose your game unless your batters pick up the slack. I could go on and on…but it’s all in the attached Rulebook for the 2018 Season. How much time does this league take? It’s a difficult question to answer. The real answer is “as much you need.” I find myself spending more time in the off-season than during the season. We all have our own modes of operation. I doubt that you will do much different with your time in this league. But the decisions you make day in and day out will most likely have greater impact on results than maybe you are accustomed to seeing. It sounds complicated…how long will it take me to come up to speed? If you know baseball, then you are already up to speed…I’ll go out on a limb and say that “you will absorb the Rulebook in no time at all.” But you should know that it will require you to study it a bit. How much cash is involved? This League should definitely have only serious competitors. We will start our 2018 inaugural season with a $100 League Entry Fee...and we'll do that through LeagueSafe. When the league is fully established, we will mutually agree on the cash requirements...as I firmly believe that cash involvement helps secure team owner commitment, which is ultimately the key to success in a league like this one. Has this concept been tested before? Yes. The Branch Rickey Memorial League began in 2017 and will begin its 2nd season in 2018...and it is a bunch of fun. If you are looking for something to really scratch your competitive itch and you really want to put your baseball prowess to the test, then I encourage you to CHECK THIS OUT! Again, as the commercial says, “one life, don’t blow it.” I want you to join...but if you need a little more information, just email me at stevehyland@mac.com and I will send you additional details. No pressure...but it's first come, first serve...and the first 12 teams to sign up and submit their entry fees will comprise the league. Thank you for your consideration. Respectfully, Steven R Hyland Commissioner John W. Galbreath Memorial Dynasty Baseball League
  18. Got just the league for all of you...email me at stevehyland@mac.com for additional details...summary below... Invitation to Join the John W. Galbreath Memorial League (JGML) You are hereby invited to join the John W. Galbreath Memorial Dynasty Baseball League. You have received this invitation because you are a known and experienced fantasy sports competitor. I assume you are already involved in a fantasy league of substance…and possibly more than one. No matter what your previous commitments have been…if you have a passion for baseball, you owe it to yourself to give due consideration to this opportunity. If you are intensely competitive…if you are frustrated with certain aspects of your fantasy sports involvements that seem to limit you…if you find that results in your leagues often seem due as much to luck and circumstance as to your skill…you should definitely read on. You may think or say that you are already overcommitted. You may say that you don’t know how you would find the time for another league. To be honest, this isn’t just another league. The JGML is like your most competitive fantasy sports league UNLEASHED! If you are ready for a true test of your baseball prowess…this is it! You ask “well just what makes the JGML so special and challenging and different?” For starters, it depends on your orientation. Most fantasy leagues, roto and head-to-head alike, are full of rules to level the playing field and literally to prevent team owners with advanced skills from gaining competitive advantage. Don’t get me wrong, I love these leagues…they helped cement my love for fantasy sports. But I need more…and the JGML is it. The JGML rules attempt to track MLB rules to every extent practicable as a matter of philosophy. To give you some examples…see below… 1. By formula, your team will build value in the JGML…yes, literally, you will build a balance sheet of FAAB$ based on a Wins and Points Scored formula…and not an arbitrary calculation. 2. Games are played daily against one opponent…so you win or lose daily. 3. Your 40-Man Roster distinguishes the difference between experienced and relatively inexperienced MLB players. You have time to let minor leaguers develop in this in League before you have to make major decisions about them. And by the time you have to make those decisions, you will have a good idea what kind of player you are making decisions about. 4. You can stash players for future use in this league…up to 5, actually…by the end of a season, you have to activate them or drop them…but this capability gives you additional flexibility to test your instincts about seasoned players making comebacks from injuries or who are maybe late bloomers. 5. The JGML has a Revocable Waivers process for post-trade deadline trades that tracks MLB procedures closely. 6. There is no “monkey business” with the handling of minor leaguers in the JGML. If their MLB team promotes them, so must you…if they eventually exceed their options, you must fully activate them or release them just as they do in the MLB. 7. In the JGML, you have a Salary Cap…but you can exceed it at the expense of a Luxury Tax Assessment…it’s your decision as head of baseball operations. However, just as in real-life, you cannot exceed the limits of your balance sheet. 8. If you drop a player in the JGML, he becomes eligible for inclusion in free agent auctions during the off-season and you will have to bid on him just like every one else…just like in real life. 9. Defense and speed matter in this league. An OF with a strong arm can win a tight game for you in this league. Guys who hit triples, steal bases, and score runs can make also make a difference. 10. You must select only 1 SP for every game. If you pick the wrong SP on any given day, you will likely lose your game unless your batters pick up the slack. I could go on and on…but it’s all in the attached Rulebook for the 2018 Season. How much time does this league take? It’s a difficult question to answer. The real answer is “as much you need.” I find myself spending more time in the off-season than during the season. We all have our own modes of operation. I doubt that you will do much different with your time in this league. But the decisions you make day in and day out will most likely have greater impact on results than maybe you are accustomed to seeing. It sounds complicated…how long will it take me to come up to speed? If you know baseball, then you are already up to speed…I’ll go out on a limb and say that “you will absorb the Rulebook in no time at all.” But you should know that it will require you to study it a bit. How much cash is involved? This League should definitely have only serious competitors. We will start our 2018 inaugural season with a $100 League Entry Fee...and we'll do that through LeagueSafe. When the league is fully established, we will mutually agree on the cash requirements...as I firmly believe that cash involvement helps secure team owner commitment, which is ultimately the key to success in a league like this one. Has this concept been tested before? Yes. The Branch Rickey Memorial League began in 2017 and will begin its 2nd season in 2018...and it is a bunch of fun. If you are looking for something to really scratch your competitive itch and you really want to put your baseball prowess to the test, then I encourage you to CHECK THIS OUT! Again, as the commercial says, “one life, don’t blow it.” I want you to join...but if you need a little more information, just email me at stevehyland@mac.com and I will send you additional details. No pressure...but it's first come, first serve...and the first 12 teams to sign up and submit their entry fees will comprise the league. Thank you for your consideration. Respectfully, Steven R Hyland Commissioner John W. Galbreath Memorial Dynasty Baseball League
  19. Hi Herb: Got just the league...check this out... Invitation to Join the John W. Galbreath Memorial League (JGML) You are hereby invited to join the John W. Galbreath Memorial Dynasty Baseball League. You have received this invitation because you are a known and experienced fantasy sports competitor. I assume you are already involved in a fantasy league of substance…and possibly more than one. No matter what your previous commitments have been…if you have a passion for baseball, you owe it to yourself to give due consideration to this opportunity. If you are intensely competitive…if you are frustrated with certain aspects of your fantasy sports involvements that seem to limit you…if you find that results in your leagues often seem due as much to luck and circumstance as to your skill…you should definitely read on. You may think or say that you are already overcommitted. You may say that you don’t know how you would find the time for another league. To be honest, this isn’t just another league. The JGML is like your most competitive fantasy sports league UNLEASHED! If you are ready for a true test of your baseball prowess…this is it! You ask “well just what makes the JGML so special and challenging and different?” For starters, it depends on your orientation. Most fantasy leagues, roto and head-to-head alike, are full of rules to level the playing field and literally to prevent team owners with advanced skills from gaining competitive advantage. Don’t get me wrong, I love these leagues…they helped cement my love for fantasy sports. But I need more…and the JGML is it. The JGML rules attempt to track MLB rules to every extent practicable as a matter of philosophy. To give you some examples…see below… 1. By formula, your team will build value in the JGML…yes, literally, you will build a balance sheet of FAAB$ based on a Wins and Points Scored formula…and not an arbitrary calculation. 2. Games are played daily against one opponent…so you win or lose daily. 3. Your 40-Man Roster distinguishes the difference between experienced and relatively inexperienced MLB players. You have time to let minor leaguers develop in this in League before you have to make major decisions about them. And by the time you have to make those decisions, you will have a good idea what kind of player you are making decisions about. 4. You can stash players for future use in this league…up to 5, actually…by the end of a season, you have to activate them or drop them…but this capability gives you additional flexibility to test your instincts about seasoned players making comebacks from injuries or who are maybe late bloomers. 5. The JGML has a Revocable Waivers process for post-trade deadline trades that tracks MLB procedures closely. 6. There is no “monkey business” with the handling of minor leaguers in the JGML. If their MLB team promotes them, so must you…if they eventually exceed their options, you must fully activate them or release them just as they do in the MLB. 7. In the JGML, you have a Salary Cap…but you can exceed it at the expense of a Luxury Tax Assessment…it’s your decision as head of baseball operations. However, just as in real-life, you cannot exceed the limits of your balance sheet. 8. If you drop a player in the JGML, he becomes eligible for inclusion in free agent auctions during the off-season and you will have to bid on him just like every one else…just like in real life. 9. Defense and speed matter in this league. An OF with a strong arm can win a tight game for you in this league. Guys who hit triples, steal bases, and score runs can make also make a difference. 10. You must select only 1 SP for every game. If you pick the wrong SP on any given day, you will likely lose your game unless your batters pick up the slack. I could go on and on…but it’s all in the attached Rulebook for the 2018 Season. How much time does this league take? It’s a difficult question to answer. The real answer is “as much you need.” I find myself spending more time in the off-season than during the season. We all have our own modes of operation. I doubt that you will do much different with your time in this league. But the decisions you make day in and day out will most likely have greater impact on results than maybe you are accustomed to seeing. It sounds complicated…how long will it take me to come up to speed? If you know baseball, then you are already up to speed…I’ll go out on a limb and say that “you will absorb the Rulebook in no time at all.” But you should know that it will require you to study it a bit. How much cash is involved? This League should definitely have only serious competitors. We will start our 2018 inaugural season with a $100 League Entry Fee...and we'll do that through LeagueSafe. When the league is fully established, we will mutually agree on the cash requirements...as I firmly believe that cash involvement helps secure team owner commitment, which is ultimately the key to success in a league like this one. Has this concept been tested before? Yes. The Branch Rickey Memorial League began in 2017 and will begin its 2nd season in 2018...and it is a bunch of fun. If you are looking for something to really scratch your competitive itch and you really want to put your baseball prowess to the test, then I encourage you to CHECK THIS OUT! Again, as the commercial says, “one life, don’t blow it.” I want you to join...but if you need a little more information, just email me at stevehyland@mac.com and I will send you additional details. No pressure...but it's first come, first serve...and the first 12 teams to sign up and submit their entry fees will comprise the league. Thank you for your consideration. Respectfully, Steven R Hyland Commissioner John W. Galbreath Memorial Dynasty Baseball League
  20. Now reserving spaces for a start-up dynasty league...have 6 teams...need 6 more...if you are looking for a league that will test your fantasy baseball prowess, then you have found it... The John W. Galbreath Memorial Dynasty Baseball League (JGML) is a new brand of fantasy baseball. Its intent is to emulate as much realism as possible. Its format is H2H, points-based, and daily games with a 110-game regular season schedule, a full Playoffs format, and a 20-day version of the Arizona Fall League. High impact performances win. If you have envisioned a league where scoring bias and MLB team days off did not significantly impact results...if you have envisioned a league where your decision making would be high impact day in and day out...if you have envisioned a league that more closely emulated real major league baseball...if you have envisioned a league where your team could build value...if you have envisioned a league that will completely challenge your fantasy baseball prowess...then you have found it. There is a salary cap, but it is a soft cap and completely manageable under a comprehensive set of rules. You decide how and when to use long-term contracts to lock in your best players to your organization’s plan…and you pay the price if they do not perform as expected. You decide which players to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. You decide when to pursue free agents in the off-season and when to wait on the Spring Supplemental Draft. In the JGML, you build a pitching rotation as you designate a single SP for each game. Great care has been taken to schedule your games for 2018 when your players are playing in actual MLB games. So, while games are daily, there are plenty of off-days so that you do not need to field a team of replacement players on days when a lot of MLB teams have off-days. The JGML result is a 110-game regular season schedule capped by full Playoffs that conclude in early September. Instead of calling it quits at that point, however, we will use the remainder of September for our version of the Arizona Fall League, which we will call the John W. Galbreath Fall League, where daily games will resume using only position players with less than 1000 career MLB PA’s and only pitchers with less than 100 career GP for RP's or 300 career IP for SP's. If you're interested in learning more, just email me at stevehyland@mac.com and I will send you additional details. Thank you for your consideration...I look forward to hearing from you. Steven R. Hyland Commissioner
  21. Now reserving spaces for a start-up dynasty league...if you are looking for a league that will test your fantasy baseball prowess, then you have found it... The John W. Galbreath Memorial Dynasty Baseball League (JGML) is a new brand of fantasy baseball. Its intent is to emulate as much realism as possible. Its format is H2H, points-based, and daily games with a 110-game regular season schedule, a full Playoffs format, and a 20-day version of the Arizona Fall League. High impact performances win. If you have envisioned a league where scoring bias and MLB team days off did not significantly impact results...if you have envisioned a league where your decision making would be high impact day in and day out...if you have envisioned a league that more closely emulated real major league baseball...if you have envisioned a league where your team could build value...if you have envisioned a league that will completely challenge your fantasy baseball prowess...then you have found it. There is a salary cap, but it is a soft cap and completely manageable under a comprehensive set of rules. You decide how and when to use long-term contracts to lock in your best players to your organization’s plan…and you pay the price if they do not perform as expected. You decide which players to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. You decide when to pursue free agents in the off-season and when to wait on the Spring Supplemental Draft. In the JGML, you build a pitching rotation as you designate a single SP for each game. Great care has been taken to schedule your games for 2018 when your players are playing in actual MLB games. So, while games are daily, there are plenty of off-days so that you do not need to field a team of replacement players on days when a lot of MLB teams have off-days. The JGML result is a 110-game regular season schedule capped by full Playoffs that conclude in early September. Instead of calling it quits at that point, however, we will use the remainder of September for our version of the Arizona Fall League, which we will call the John W. Galbreath Fall League, where daily games will resume using only position players with less than 1000 career MLB PA’s and only pitchers with less than 100 career GP for RP's or 300 career IP for SP's. If you're interested in learning more, just email me at stevehyland@mac.com and I will send you additional details. Thank you for your consideration...I look forward to hearing from you. Steven R. Hyland Commissioner
  22. Need to fill 1-spot now...also looking to establish a waiting list for future expansion in one league...and reserving spaces for a second or start-up league... The Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty Baseball League (BRML) is a new brand of fantasy baseball. (Note: The second or start-up league will be similar) Its intent is to emulate as much realism as possible. Its format is H2H, points-based, and daily games with a 102-game regular season schedule, a best of 7 World Series, and a 20-day version of the Arizona Fall League. High impact performances win. If you have envisioned a league where scoring bias and MLB team days off did not significantly impact results...if you have envisioned a league where your decision making would be high impact day in and day out...if you have envisioned a league that more closely emulated real major league baseball...if you have envisioned a league where your team could build value...if you have envisioned a league that will completely challenge your fantasy baseball prowess...then you have found it.There is a salary cap, but it is a soft cap and completely manageable under a comprehensive set of rules. You decide how and when to use long-term contracts to lock in your best players to your organization’s plan…and you pay the price if they do not perform as expected. You decide which players to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. You decide when to pursue free agents in the off-season and when to wait on the Spring Supplemental Draft. In the BRML, you build a pitching rotation as you designate a single SP for each game. Great care has been taken to schedule your games for 2018 when your players are playing in actual MLB games. So, while games are daily, there are plenty of off-days so that you do not need to field a team of replacement players on days when a lot of MLB teams have off-days. The BRML result is a 102-game regular season schedule capped by a best of 7 World Series that concludes in early September. Instead of calling it quits at that point, however, we will use the remainder of September for our version of the Arizona Fall League, which we will call the Branch Rickey Fall League, where daily games will resume using only position players with less than 1000 career MLB PA’s and only pitchers with less than 100 career GP for RP's or 300 career IP for SP's. I assume you are already involved in a fantasy league of substance…and possibly more than one. No matter what your previous commitments have been…if you have a passion for baseball, you owe it to yourself to give due consideration to this opportunity. If you are intensely competitive…if you find that results in your leagues often seem due as much to luck and circumstance as to your skill…you should definitely read on. You may think or say that you are already overcommitted. You may say that you don’t know how you would find the time for another league. To be honest, this isn’t just another league. The BRML is like your most competitive fantasy sports league UNLEASHED! If you are ready for a true test of your baseball prowess…this is it…You ask “well just what makes the BRML so special and challenging and different?”For starters, it depends on your orientation. Most fantasy leagues, roto and head-to-head alike, are full of rules to level the playing field and literally to prevent team owners with advanced skills from gaining competitive advantage. Don’t get me wrong, I love these leagues…they helped cement my love for fantasy sports. But I need more…and the BRML is it.The BRML rules attempt to track MLB rules to every extent practicable as a matter of philosophy. To give you some examples…see below…1. By formula, your team will build value in the BRML…yes, literally, you will build a balance sheet of FAAB$ based on a Wins and Points Scored formula…and not an arbitrary calculation.2. Games are played daily against one opponent…so you win or lose daily.3. Your 40-Man Roster has significance in the BRML. These players are protected from the Rule 5 Draft and possible league expansion drafts. These are the players who receive raises during the off-season. These are the players with whom you may lock into long-term contracts if you wish. 4. You can stash players for future use in this league…up to 5, actually…by the end of a season, you have to activate them or drop them…but this capability gives you additional flexibility to test your instincts about seasoned players making comebacks from injuries or who are maybe late bloomers.5. The BRML has a Revocable Waivers process for post-trade deadline trades that tracks MLB procedures closely.6. There is no “monkey business” with the handling of minor leaguers in the BRML. If their MLB team promotes them, so must you…if they eventually exceed their options, you must fully activate them or release them just as they do in the MLB.7. In the BRML, you have a Salary Cap…but you can exceed it at the expense of a Luxury Tax Assessment…it’s your decision as head of baseball operations. However, just as in real-life, you cannot exceed the limits of your balance sheet.8. If you drop a player in the BRML, he becomes eligible for inclusion in free agent auctions during the off-season and you will have to bid on him just like every one else…just like in real life.9. Defense and speed matter in this league. An OF with a strong arm can win a tight game for you in this league. Guys who hit triples, steal bases, and score runs can make also make a difference.10. You must select only 1 SP for every game. If you pick the wrong SP on any given day, you will likely lose your game unless your batters pick up the slack.I could go on and on…but it’s all in the attached Rulebook for the 2018 Season. How much time does this league take? It’s a difficult question to answer. The real answer is “as much you need.” I find myself spending more time in the off-season than during the season. We all have our own modes of operation. I doubt that you will do much different with your time in this league. But the decisions you make day in and day out will most likely have greater impact on results than maybe you are accustomed to seeing. It sounds complicated…how long will it take me to come up to speed? If you know baseball, then you are already up to speed…I’ll go out on a limb and say that “you will absorb the Rulebook in no time at all.” How much cash is involved? No decisions have been about cash yet. When the league is fully established, we agree as a group on the cash requirements. Eventually, I envision at least enough cash involved to make it interesting. Cash involvement also helps secure team owner commitment. If you dyed in the wool Roto then maybe this league is of no interest to you. But if you are looking for something to really scratch your competitive itch and you really want to put your baseball prowess to the test, then I encourage you to CHECK THIS OUT! Email me at stevehyland@mac.com and I will send you additional details.Respectfully, Steven R Hyland Commissioner Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty Baseball League
  23. Need 1 replacement owner due to time constraint...and reserving spaces for a second or start-up league... The Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty Baseball League (BRML) is a new brand of fantasy baseball. (Note: The second or start-up league will be similar) Its intent is to emulate as much realism as possible. Its format is H2H, points-based, and daily games with a 102-game regular season schedule, a best of 7 World Series, and a 20-day version of the Arizona Fall League. High impact performances win. If you have envisioned a league where scoring bias and MLB team days off did not significantly impact results...if you have envisioned a league where your decision making would be high impact day in and day out...if you have envisioned a league that more closely emulated real major league baseball...if you have envisioned a league where your team could build value...if you have envisioned a league that will completely challenge your fantasy baseball prowess...then you have found it. There is a salary cap, but it is a soft cap and completely manageable under a comprehensive set of rules. You decide how and when to use long-term contracts to lock in your best players to your organization’s plan…and you pay the price if they do not perform as expected. You decide which players to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. You decide when to pursue free agents in the off-season and when to wait on the Spring Supplemental Draft. In the BRML, you build a pitching rotation as you designate a single SP for each game. Great care has been taken to schedule your games for 2018 when your players are playing in actual MLB games. So, while games are daily, there are plenty of off-days so that you do not need to field a team of replacement players on days when a lot of MLB teams have off-days. The BRML result is a 102-game regular season schedule capped by a best of 7 World Series that concludes in early September. Instead of calling it quits at that point, however, we will use the remainder of September for our version of the Arizona Fall League, which we will call the Branch Rickey Fall League, where daily games will resume using only position players with less than 1000 career MLB PA’s and only pitchers with less than 100 career GP for RP's or 300 career IP for SP's. I assume you are already involved in a fantasy league of substance…and possibly more than one. No matter what your previous commitments have been…if you have a passion for baseball, you owe it to yourself to give due consideration to this opportunity. If you are intensely competitive…if you are frustrated with certain aspects of your fantasy sports involvements that seem to limit you…if you find that results in your leagues often seem due as much to luck and circumstance as to your skill…you should definitely read on. You may think or say that you are already overcommitted. You may say that you don’t know how you would find the time for another league. To be honest, this isn’t just another league. The BRML is like your most competitive fantasy sports league UNLEASHED! If you are ready for a true test of your baseball prowess…this is it…as the commercial says… “one life, don’t blow it.” You ask “well just what makes the BRML so special and challenging and different?” For starters, it depends on your orientation. Most fantasy leagues, roto and head-to-head alike, are full of rules to level the playing field and literally to prevent team owners with advanced skills from gaining competitive advantage. Don’t get me wrong, I love these leagues…they helped cement my love for fantasy sports. But I need more…and the BRML is it. The BRML rules attempt to track MLB rules to every extent practicable as a matter of philosophy. To give you some examples…see below… 1. By formula, your team will build value in the BRML…yes, literally, you will build a balance sheet of FAAB$ (we call it FanCoin) based on a Wins and Points Scored formula…and not an arbitrary calculation. 2. Games are played daily against one opponent…so you win or lose daily. 3. Your 40-Man Roster has significance in the BRML. These players are protected from the Rule 5 Draft and possible league expansion drafts. These are the players who receive raises during the off-season. These are the players with whom you may lock into long-term contracts if you wish. 4. You can stash players for future use in this league…up to 5, actually…by the end of a season, you have to activate them or drop them…but this capability gives you additional flexibility to test your instincts about seasoned players making comebacks from injuries or who are maybe late bloomers. 5. The BRML has a Revocable Waivers process for post-trade deadline trades that tracks MLB procedures closely. 6. There is no “monkey business” with the handling of minor leaguers in the BRML. If their MLB team promotes them, so must you…if they eventually exceed their options, you must fully activate them or release them just as they do in the MLB. 7. In the BRML, you have a Salary Cap…but you can exceed it at the expense of a Luxury Tax Assessment…it’s your decision as head of baseball operations. However, just as in real-life, you cannot exceed the limits of your balance sheet. 8. If you drop a player in the BRML, he becomes eligible for inclusion in free agent auctions during the off-season and you will have to bid on him just like every one else…just like in real life. 9. Defense and speed matter in this league. An OF with a strong arm can win a tight game for you in this league. Guys who hit triples, steal bases, and score runs can make also make a difference. 10. You must select only 1 SP for every game. If you pick the wrong SP on any given day, you will likely lose your game unless your batters pick up the slack. I could go on and on…but it’s all in the Rulebook for the 2018 Season. How much time does this league take? It’s a difficult question to answer. The real answer is “as much you need.” I find myself spending more time in the off-season than during the season. We all have our own modes of operation. I doubt that you will do much different with your time in this league. But the decisions you make day in and day out will most likely have greater impact on results than maybe you are accustomed to seeing. It sounds complicated…how long will it take me to come up to speed? If you know baseball, then you are already up to speed…I’ll go out on a limb and say that “you will absorb the Rulebook in no time at all” if you invest yourself. How much cash is involved? No decisions have been about cash yet. When the league is fully established, we agree as a group on the cash requirements. Eventually, I envision at least enough cash involved to make it interesting. Cash involvement also helps secure team owner commitment. if you are looking for something to really scratch your competitive itch and you really want to put your baseball prowess to the test, then I encourage you to CHECK THIS OUT! If you email me at stevehyland@mac.com, I'll send you the Rulebook and a copy of the current rosters...and you can see for yourself. Respectfully, Steven R Hyland Commissioner Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty Baseball League
  24. Invitation to Join the Branch Rickey Memorial League (BRML) You are hereby invited to consider the Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty Baseball League. No matter what your previous commitments have been…if you have a passion for baseball, you owe it to yourself to give due consideration to this opportunity. If you are intensely competitive…if you are frustrated with certain aspects of your fantasy sports involvements that seem to limit you…if you find that results in your leagues often seem due as much to luck and circumstance as to your skill…you should definitely read on. You may think or say that you are already overcommitted. You may say that you don’t know how you would find the time for another league. To be honest, this isn’t just another league. The BRML is like your most competitive fantasy sports league UNLEASHED! If you are ready for a true test of your baseball prowess…this is it…as the commercial says… “one life, don’t blow it.” You ask “well just what makes the BRML so special and challenging and different?” For starters, it depends on your orientation. Most fantasy leagues, roto and head-to-head alike, are full of rules to level the playing field and literally to prevent team owners with advanced skills from gaining competitive advantage. Don’t get me wrong, I love these leagues…they helped cement my love for fantasy sports. But I need more…and the BRML is it. The BRML rules attempt to track MLB rules to every extent practicable as a matter of philosophy. To give you some examples…see below… 1. By formula, your team will build value in the BRML…yes, literally, you will build a balance sheet of FAAB$ based on a Wins and Points Scored formula…and not an arbitrary calculation. 2. Games are played daily against one opponent…so you win or lose daily. 3. Your 40-Man Roster has significance in the BRML. These players are protected from the Rule 5 Draft and possible league expansion drafts. These are the players who receive raises during the off-season. These are the players with whom you may lock into long-term contracts if you wish. 4. You can stash players for future use in this league…up to 5, actually…by the end of a season, you have to activate them or drop them…but this capability gives you additional flexibility to test your instincts about seasoned players making comebacks from injuries or who are maybe late bloomers. 5. The BRML has a Revocable Waivers process for post-trade deadline trades that tracks MLB procedures closely. 6. There is no “monkey business” with the handling of minor leaguers in the BRML. If their MLB team promotes them, so must you…if they eventually exceed their options, you must fully activate them or release them just as they do in the MLB. 7. In the BRML, you have a Salary Cap…but you can exceed it at the expense of a Luxury Tax Assessment…it’s your decision as head of baseball operations. However, just as in real-life, you cannot exceed the limits of your balance sheet. 8. If you drop a player in the BRML, he becomes eligible for inclusion in free agent auctions during the off-season and you will have to bid on him just like every one else…just like in real life. 9. Defense and speed matter in this league. An OF with a strong arm can win a tight game for you in this league. Guys who hit triples, steal bases, and score runs can make also make a difference. 10. You must select only 1 SP for every game. If you pick the wrong SP on any given day, you will likely lose your game unless your batters pick up the slack. I could go on and on…but it’s all in the attached Rulebook for the 2018 Season. How much time does this league take? It’s a difficult question to answer. The real answer is “as much you need.” I find myself spending more time in the off-season than during the season. We all have our own modes of operation. I doubt that you will do much different with your time in this league. But the decisions you make day in and day out will most likely have greater impact on results than maybe you are accustomed to seeing. It sounds complicated…how long will it take me to come up to speed? If you know baseball, then you are already up to speed…I’ll go out on a limb and say that “you will absorb the Rulebook in no time at all.” How much cash is involved? No decisions have been about cash yet. When the league is fully established, we agree as a group on the cash requirements. Eventually, I envision at least enough cash involved to make it interesting. Cash involvement also helps secure team owner commitment. If you are looking for something to really scratch your competitive itch and you really want to put your baseball prowess to the test, then I encourage you to CHECK THIS OUT! Just email me at stevehyland@mac.com for additional details. Respectfully, Steven R Hyland Commissioner Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty Baseball League
  25. Invitation to Join the Branch Rickey Memorial League (BRML) You are hereby invited to consider the Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty Baseball League. No matter what your previous commitments have been…if you have a passion for baseball, you owe it to yourself to give due consideration to this opportunity. If you are intensely competitive…if you are frustrated with certain aspects of your fantasy sports involvements that seem to limit you…if you find that results in your leagues often seem due as much to luck and circumstance as to your skill…you should definitely read on. You may think or say that you are already overcommitted. You may say that you don’t know how you would find the time for another league. To be honest, this isn’t just another league. The BRML is like your most competitive fantasy sports league UNLEASHED! If you are ready for a true test of your baseball prowess…this is it…as the commercial says… “one life, don’t blow it.” You ask “well just what makes the BRML so special and challenging and different?” For starters, it depends on your orientation. Most fantasy leagues, roto and head-to-head alike, are full of rules to level the playing field and literally to prevent team owners with advanced skills from gaining competitive advantage. Don’t get me wrong, I love these leagues…they helped cement my love for fantasy sports. But I need more…and the BRML is it. The BRML rules attempt to track MLB rules to every extent practicable as a matter of philosophy. To give you some examples…see below… 1. By formula, your team will build value in the BRML…yes, literally, you will build a balance sheet of FAAB$ based on a Wins and Points Scored formula…and not an arbitrary calculation. 2. Games are played daily against one opponent…so you win or lose daily. 3. Your 40-Man Roster has significance in the BRML. These players are protected from the Rule 5 Draft and possible league expansion drafts. These are the players who receive raises during the off-season. These are the players with whom you may lock into long-term contracts if you wish. 4. You can stash players for future use in this league…up to 5, actually…by the end of a season, you have to activate them or drop them…but this capability gives you additional flexibility to test your instincts about seasoned players making comebacks from injuries or who are maybe late bloomers. 5. The BRML has a Revocable Waivers process for post-trade deadline trades that tracks MLB procedures closely. 6. There is no “monkey business” with the handling of minor leaguers in the BRML. If their MLB team promotes them, so must you…if they eventually exceed their options, you must fully activate them or release them just as they do in the MLB. 7. In the BRML, you have a Salary Cap…but you can exceed it at the expense of a Luxury Tax Assessment…it’s your decision as head of baseball operations. However, just as in real-life, you cannot exceed the limits of your balance sheet. 8. If you drop a player in the BRML, he becomes eligible for inclusion in free agent auctions during the off-season and you will have to bid on him just like every one else…just like in real life. 9. Defense and speed matter in this league. An OF with a strong arm can win a tight game for you in this league. Guys who hit triples, steal bases, and score runs can make also make a difference. 10. You must select only 1 SP for every game. If you pick the wrong SP on any given day, you will likely lose your game unless your batters pick up the slack. I could go on and on…but it’s all in the attached Rulebook for the 2018 Season. How much time does this league take? It’s a difficult question to answer. The real answer is “as much you need.” I find myself spending more time in the off-season than during the season. We all have our own modes of operation. I doubt that you will do much different with your time in this league. But the decisions you make day in and day out will most likely have greater impact on results than maybe you are accustomed to seeing. It sounds complicated…how long will it take me to come up to speed? If you know baseball, then you are already up to speed…I’ll go out on a limb and say that “you will absorb the Rulebook in no time at all.” How much cash is involved? No decisions have been about cash yet. When the league is fully established, we agree as a group on the cash requirements. Eventually, I envision at least enough cash involved to make it interesting. Cash involvement also helps secure team owner commitment. If you haven’t already opened the Rulebook, then maybe this league is of no interest to you, but if you are looking for something to really scratch your competitive itch and you really want to put your baseball prowess to the test, then I encourage you to CHECK THIS OUT! Just email me at stevehyland@mac.com for additional details. Again, as the commercial says, “one life, don’t blow it.” Respectfully, Steven R Hyland Commissioner Branch Rickey Memorial Dynasty Baseball League